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  • One who exercises control and direction of a military or naval organization.
  • A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.
  • One who exercises control and direction over a group of persons.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Com*mand"er (?), n. [Cf. F. commandeur. Cf. Commodore, Commender.] 1. A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it.

A leader and commander to the people.
Is. lv. 4.

2. (Navy) An officer who ranks next below a captain, -- ranking with a lieutenant colonel in the army.

3. The chief officer of a commandery.

4. A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, in sail lofts, etc.

Commander in chief, the military title of the officer who has supreme command of the land or naval forces or the united forces of a nation or state; a generalissimo. The President is commander in chief of the army and navy of the United States.

Syn. -- See Chief.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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